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Four More Colorado Fourteeners Called Off Limits Due to Private Property Issues

July 2 2005 at 3:37 PM
roger  (Login dipper)


The AP reports that four additional Colorado Fourteeners have been called off limits because of private property issues.

The Forest Service is issuing warnings about Mount Democrat, Mount Lincoln, Mount Bross and Mount Cameraon in Park County near Denver unless hikers have permission from landowners who acquired the access routes through old mining claims.

Access to at least two other fourteeners - Culebra Peak in the Sangre de Cristos and Wilson Peak near Telluride - is at issue because of the 1872 Mining Act, a Civil War-era law meant to develop the mineral wealth of the Western States, said T.J. Rapoport, executive director of the Fourteeners Initiative. The original claims were patented, meaning they were transferred to private ownership.

Mary Reiber, one of the landowners, said she is concerned about possible lawsuits if somebody falls into one of the mines.

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